27 APRIL — 07 MAY 2023


In 2023, the first edition of IndieLab will take place, a 3-day face-to-face project development workshop, taking place between April 28 and 30.

During the workshop, the initial idea and motivation, point of view, narrative structure and creative vision of projects under development will be worked on, with the aim of enhancing their insertion in the national and international markets. One of IndieLab’s priorities is to work on projects whose characters or themes belong to or are somehow related to diverse/minority identity groups, in order to enhance dialogues about inclusion and better representation of these characters in cinema.

The workshop will be given by Fernanda Polacow, an experienced Brazilian screenwriter and documentary filmmaker, with a master’s degree in Visual Anthropology.

Submitted projects can be short or feature films, regardless of their genre (fiction, documentary, animation or experimental), in development at the time of application. The authorship must be Portuguese – or by foreign authors with permanent residence in Portugal – and/or must be a Portuguese production or co-production, in case of an associated production company (not mandatory).

The projects will be reviewed by an appointed IndieLisboa selection committee, as well as the teacher.

Registrations are now closed.

For questions and further information: industry@indielisboa.com.